Part of Weekend Classics
Gangsters never refer to themselves as gangsters. They are made-men, wiseguys or goodfellas. Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York’s Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises from small time thug to mobster under the guidance of Jimmy Conway (Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) in this searing, epic crime drama based on the chilling true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.
“No finer film has ever been made about organized crime — not even THE GODFATHER… Scorsese is the right director — the only director — for this material. He knows it inside out. The great formative experience of his life was growing up in New York's Little Italy as an outsider who observed everything - an asthmatic kid who couldn't play sports, whose health was too bad to allow him to lead a normal childhood, who was often overlooked, but never missed a thing.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (1990)